Chul Chung, Ph.D.
Vice President, Department of International Trade
Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)
Vice Chiar, KOPEC
Director, Korea National Center for APEC Studies
Chul Chung is Vice President of the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) in charge of the Department of International Trade and Director of the Korea National Center for APEC Studies. Dr. Chung also serves as Vice Chair of the Korea National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (KOPEC) and Trade Advisor to the Minister of Trade, Industry, and Energy of the Korean government. He holds an adjunct professorship in the Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University. Dr. Chung is serving as the editor-in-chief of the East Asian Economic Review after having served as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Trade and Industry Studies. Prior to joining KIEP, he taught International Economics as Professor in the School of Economics at Georgia Tech in the United States. While on leave from KIEP (2009−2012), Dr. Chung worked to ratify the Korea-US FTA as Chief Economist of the Korea International Trade Association (KITA) in Washington D.C. He has published numerous academic articles and policy research papers on international trade, economic geography, and regional economic integration including APEC studies. He received Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.